The season started long ago in Austria's largest ski resort. Thanks to its excellent location, the Stubai Glacier offers skiers excellent snow conditions from October to June.
Covering 12 km2, the Stubai Glacier is Austria's largest winter sports resort. Due to the appropriate altitudes between 1,750 and 3,200 m above sea level, it guarantees excellent snow conditions.
Austria can pride itself on a ski resort that has operated much longer than the competition. Thanks to its location at an altitude of 1,750-3,200 m above sea level, winter sports enthusiasts can come here in months when other resorts have been closed for a long time. There are great conditions for skiing here from October until June. What routes are we talking about? About the Stubai Glacier and its slopes, attracting thousands of avid skiers - more and more every year.
The resort is very easy to reach. From the north, the Brennerautobahn motorway leads us (from Innsbruck to the exit for Schönberg), then, after driving approx. 30 km on the Stubai Bundesstraße state road, we will reach the lower station of the Mutterberg lifts.
Stubai Glacier - offer for skiers
The largest and most famous Austrian winter sports resort enjoys such a good reputation for good reason. Its advantages include an exceptionally long season, beautiful landscapes and excellent routes. The Stubai Glacier tempts with well-groomed trails, 3 ski schools and 2 ski rentals. 110 km of ski runs of varying difficulty are supported by 25 ski lifts - 7 chairlifts, 5 gondola lifts, 9 drag lifts and 4 belt lifts for the youngest. Skiers are also delivered to the slopes by a free ski bus, which runs until the beginning of May.
Winter sports enthusiasts can get to know the area by traversing an alpine cross-country trail or winter cross-country trails (88 km). Visitors to the resort also have a speed-measuring track and 10 toboggan runs at their disposal. In the area of the resort there is an ice climbing tower, a freeride area and a cup training stage. Snowboarders will find the Moreboards Stubai Zoo snow park, and lovers of scenic, panoramic trails will appreciate the Wilde Grub´n downhill run (10 km). People who love landscapes from the top will be even more satisfied - from the Top of Tirol viewing platform there is a stunning panorama over the entire valley.
The Stubai Glacier also offers two fixed timed slopes, a speed measurement section and a rubber dinghy track. Families with children have not been forgotten - the Myszki Miki ski club has been successfully operating here, where children from 4 years of age learn to ski under the supervision of experienced instructors. In addition, a specially prepared slope number 7 is waiting for children and seniors. On the glacier there is also a ski school BIG Family Skicamp and a kindergarten for children.
Ticket prices in the season 2013/2014
The ski season on the Stubai Glacier began on September 20, 2013 and will last until June 30, 2014. If we would like to use all the ski lifts in the resort, it is best to purchase a Stubaier Super Ski pass . Valid from 12/10/2013 to 03/05/2014. The price of a 1-day ski pass costs € 42.00 - after purchasing it, we can go to the slopes as early as 8.00. We will pay a little less for a ticket that allows you to ride from 11.00 - 38.50 €. For the possibility of skiing for a week, an adult will pay € 223.00, youth - € 145.00, while a child's pass costs € 111.50.
The Stubai is proudly called the "Kingdom of Snow" for a reason. The excellent skiing conditions on its slopes have been repeatedly awarded (including by ADAC Skiguide), and the resort itself received awards in categories such as the environmentally friendly region, the best alpine ski region for families, the quality of the slopes and gastronomy.
What after a day of skiing on the slopes?
When we get tired of skiing, we can visit one of several restaurants for a filling meal. The menu of the local cafes and eateries is extremely diverse, ranging from simple snacks to gourmet dishes of different countries. Tourists will be satisfied with the level of service and the richness of tastes in modern self-service restaurants. Try the menu of the restaurant Zur Goldenen Gams, or go to a party at the bar at the top station of the Gamsgarten lifts.
After a hearty meal, it's time to rest. Where can a person who comes to the glacier in their own motorhome stay? Camping Stubai , approx. 11 km from the resort, is a recommendable place. The accommodation for an adult costs € 5.40, a child - € 3.80, and a place for a motorhome is € 6.30. The campsite has a sauna, guests can also use the jacuzzi.
Stubai is an ideal place for families with children, but also a group of teenage snowboard fans will have a great time here. Climatic villages concentrated in the valley offer visitors many opportunities for entertainment and more or less active recreation. The wonderful mountain climate even suits people with allergies. What more can be added? This beautiful Austrian resort is worth a visit, even if you don't like skiing.
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